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Victim from fatal big rig crash on Wheeler Ridge Road identified

Posted at 4:32 AM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-13 15:10:48-04

UPDATE (12:10 p.m.) Authorities have identified the man who crashed with a big rig early this morning.

Arayik Shmavonyan, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene.


At least one person is dead following a crash on Wheeler Ridge Road on Tuesday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a minivan collided with a big rig just before 1:30 a.m. in the area of Wheeler Ridge Road and First Street just north of the Outlets at Tejon. 

It's not known how many people were involved in the collision and if there were any other injuries.